Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Girl with her Head in the Clouds by Karen McCombie & illustrated by Anneli Bray

I love historical novels, especially ones based on true stories! This uplifting book by Karen McCombie (author of the brilliant Little Bird series) tells the tale of the adventurous, quick-witted Dolly Shepherd – a real young woman who became a pioneering aviatrix in the early 1900s. She went against the expectations of young women in… Continue reading The Girl with her Head in the Clouds by Karen McCombie & illustrated by Anneli Bray

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Climate Action by Georgina Stevens & illustrated by Katie Rewse

Climate Action is the ultimate encyclopaedia for helping kids to understand the causes and effects of climate change. More and more, they are hearing about issues such as plastic pollution, greenhouse gases and deforestation but may not fully realise what they are all about. Packed full of information, this book will inspire children to change… Continue reading Climate Action by Georgina Stevens & illustrated by Katie Rewse

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia by Gattaldo

Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia is the inspirational biography of a courageous human rights journalist. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK, it carries an important message for the entire world. Daphne was an ordinary little girl in Malta. She grew up believing that she could do anything she set her mind to and, through… Continue reading Fearless: The Story of Daphne Caruana Galizia by Gattaldo

Book Review, Illustrated Fiction

Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

The Remarkable Rebels books from Wonderbly are incredibly personal and powerful for the reader. Each book is unique with a main character specially tailored to match the young reader and with inspiring role models chosen to match their personality and interests. My daughter, Charlie, and I had a great time choosing the elements of her… Continue reading Remarkable Rebels ~ A personalised book by Julia Gray & illustrated by Laura Borio

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Captain Tom Moore by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Christopher Jacques

Captain Tom Moore is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There… Continue reading Captain Tom Moore by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Christopher Jacques

Graphic Novel, Middle Grade Fiction

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

I don’t have a lot of experience of graphic novels and really wanted to broaden my reading experiences so when the opportunity came up to read this book that I'd heard so many good things about, I jumped at the chance. I was blown away by how clearly and boldly the message and emotion of… Continue reading When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Aretha Franklin by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Amy Blackwell

Aretha Franklin is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There are… Continue reading Aretha Franklin by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Amy Blackwell

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Corazon Aquino by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Ginnie Hsu

Corazon Aquino is another fantastic book in the Little People, Big Dreams series from Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara. The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history.  There are… Continue reading Corazon Aquino by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara & illustrated by Ginnie Hsu

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Reading this, I felt like I had travelled back in time to when I first read and loved Austen in high school. The writing is so similar in style - Lucy Worsley has really captured the essence of Austen and what her stories were all about. The charm of the characters jumps off the page… Continue reading The Austen Girls by Lucy Worsley

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

The Little People Big Dreams series is the most beautiful set of non-fiction children’s books I have ever come across. Each gorgeous hard cover book is a child-friendly biography of a significant person from history. I’ve been fortunate enough to receive Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King Jr, Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Muhammad Ali and Rosa… Continue reading Little People Big Dreams series by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara